Ohio Governor John Kaisch announced he was running for president this week. He likes to claim his policies brought Ohio back from the brink after the recession that started in 2008. The facts say different but he is the perfect GOP candidate because his policies in Ohio have attacked things Republicans like to attack – poor people, women, LBGTQs, schools, unions, and the environment. So, no, you don’t want Governor Kaisch doing to the US what he did to Ohio.
One irrational Kaischism is to talk about cutting taxes and how great Ohio is now because of low taxes. What he fails to say is yes state taxes were cut from local government funds and public schools forcing local governments to ask for higher taxes to pay for police, fire, and the schools. Kasich likes to pass the buck.
“Under his watch, funding for traditional public schools — which enroll 90 percent of Ohio’s students — declined by some half a billion dollars, while funding for charter schools has increased at least 27 percent, with charters now receiving more public funds from the state per student than traditional public schools, according to the advocacy group Innovation Ohio. This despite the fact that many charters are rated lower than traditional public schools. Meanwhile, local governments have been forced to pass levies to raise millions of dollars in operating money for traditional public schools because of state budget cuts.”
Not to mention his administration covering up bad charter school evaluations since a buddy makes money from the charter school scam.
David Hansen quietly resigned yesterday from his job with the Kasich administration after it was revealed that he broke state law by scrubbing data from an official state report on charter schools. That report would have negatively impacted some large for-profit charter school operators who also happen to be big Republican donors.
This isn’t the first time Hansen has been caught altering charter school data to improve the image of these charter school operators.
Of course the state spent a few years going after the Columbus school district for manipulating data but Kaisch’s hire was allowed to resign – nothing to see here move along….
Governor Kaisch also lets his GOP party members in the legislature use the cheap tactic of putting stricter abortion controls into the state budget to avoid it being exposed to public referendums.
So no, this is one Ohioan who doesn’t want Kaisch to win or even gain anything from running for president. He would be very bad for the nation. Look what he did to Ohio.